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Compton Abbas Airfield

Compton Abbas Airfield is situated on a hilltop in the Dorset countryside, on the edge of the Cranborne Chase Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, which provides an amazing backdrop to the historic Vintage Flying experiences which are available to book. The airfield is an important local landmark, and has a fabulous restaurant used by the surrounding community and visitors. Through FlyDays, you can book gift vouchers for Vintage Biplane Flights and Boeing Stearman Flights. Any lover of vintage and historic aircraft will be in their element at the airfield whether they are taking part in a flying lesson or experience, or just a spectator.
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Compton Abbas Airfield Flying Experiences

Located at the top of a hill, deep in the heart of the Dorset countryside, in the Cranborne Chase Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Compton Abbas Airfield is situated near the village of the same name, and lies about 40 minutes west of Salisbury, 15 minutes north of Blandford Forum, and just over 10 minutes south from the market town of Shaftesbury, best known for the ancient cobbles of Gold Hill, made famous in the Hovis TV adverts in the 1970s.

It was first established a decade before that, in May 1962, by the Shaftesbury Flying Club, and quickly became one of the most popular general aviation airfields in the county, and remains a very desirable airfield for those flying light aircrafts, particularly during the summer months.

It was in the hands of the Hughes family for 35 years, up until February 2023, when it was bought by the acclaimed British film director, Guy Ritchie, who owns the neighbouring Ashcombe Estate. For those looking for Vintage Flying Experiences in the South West of England, Compton Abbas Airfield offers plenty to enjoy.

Of particular interest will be the Biplane Flights and the flights in an iconic Boeing Stearman biplane, that was in frequent use as a military training biplane by the US Navy, Canadian Air Force and US Air Force during WWII.

Flying sessions for the former are available to book in blocks of 15, 30 or 60 minutes starting from just £159, whilst the latter is available to book for sessions of 15, 30, 45 or 60 minutes, starting from as little as £199.

The light aircraft community at Compton Abbas is thriving and vibrant, and there's also a well-loved, family friendly restaurant and bar on-site offering breakfast / brunch, lunch and dinner, which also serves locally brewed Gritchie beer. All in all, Compton Abbas Airfield should provide a truly exciting day up in the air on a flying experience!

Terms and Conditions for Compton Abbas Airfield

Once you order a Compton Abbas Airfield voucher, it will be dispatched by one of our agency partners by e-voucher or by post, depending on which you choose when you checkout.

Vouchers are valid until the expiry date shown on your Voucher (typically 10-12 months).

In most cases, once you activate your voucher you will be sent the instructions to redeem the voucher directly with the airfield or operator. Because flying experiences (other than simulators) can only take place in suitable/ safe weather conditions, you must be prepared to be flexible on your activity date. If the agent or operator cancels your experience date, they will inform you as soon as possible and do their very best to offer an alternative date or location. Once a specific date has been booked, you will automatically become bound by the terms and conditions that the individual operator may have. This does not affect your statutory rights.

Whilst every effort is made to ensure the descriptions contained on our Compton Abbas Airfield products are a true reflection of the experience, these do not form part of a contract. If on contacting the operator you feel that the activity taking place no longer accurately represents the activity purchased, the relevant agent will exchange the voucher or refund the purchase price.

If you have any more questions about Compton Abbas Airfield gift vouchers and experiences please contact us.

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